What will I study?
In support of the Division of Graduate Studies' commitment to develop in students a critical awareness of the content, theology and interpretation of Scripture, the Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies exists to provide a flexible learning environment for those who are unable to attend traditional in- residence Seminary classes but who wish to further their professional abilities as pastors, youth pastors, counselors, missionaries, teachers in Christian schools and lay leaders in local churches. The degree may be earned entirely online through the Seminary by taking one or two courses per semester. It includes the core Seminary Master of Arts courses coupled with select additional courses, and it covers ministry philosophy and practice, biblical backgrounds, Church History, as well as Biblical and Systematic Theology. This program requires 36 credits.
Courses for this degree are available both in residence during the academic year and/or online via distance learning.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Create a theological outline of his beliefs.
-- Critique critical theories concerning Old and New Testament introduction.
-- Apply principles of biblical interpretation to biblical exposition.